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49 Pa. Code § 42.14. Foreign-educated applicants.

§ 42.14. Foreign-educated applicants.

 (a)  To apply for licensure, the foreign-educated applicant shall, before examination, submit evidence satisfactory to the Board, on forms provided by the Board, that the applicant meets all of the following requirements:

   (1)  Is of good moral character.

   (2)  Has completed educational requirements substantially equal to §  42.13(2) (relating to application for licensure). The Board will accept a credentials evaluation done by the NBCOT as proof that the foreign-educated applicant has completed the educational requirements.

 (b)  The foreign-educated applicant may be licensed by the Board if the applicant has complied with subsection (a) and has met one of the following criteria:

   (1)  Passed the licensure examination.

   (2)  Qualified for a waiver of the licensure examination under §  42.12 (relating to waiver of licensure examination).

 (c)  In addition to the requirements in subsections (a) and (b), a foreign-educated applicant for an occupational therapist license shall submit one of the following:

   (1)  Proof that the foreign-educated applicant has professional liability insurance as set forth in §  42.61 (relating to professional liability insurance requirement).

   (2)  A letter from the foreign-educated applicant’s insurance carrier indicating that the applicant will be covered against professional liability in the amount specified in §  42.61(a) upon the issuance of the applicant’s license to practice occupational therapy in this Commonwealth.

   (3)  A certification from the foreign-educated applicant indicating that the applicant will be covered by an employer against professional liability in the amount specified in §  42.61(a) effective upon the beginning of employment as an occupational therapist, provided that the applicant does not practice occupational therapy prior to the beginning of employment.


   The provisions of this §  42.14 issued under sections 5(b) and 6(a)(2) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § §  1505(b) and 1506(a)(2)); amended under sections 5(b), 8(5)(vi) and 15(a) of the Occupational Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § §  1505(b), 1508(5)(vi) and 1515(a)).


   The provisions of this §  42.14 adopted January 27, 1989, effective January 28, 1989, 19 Pa.B. 335; amended December 7, 2001, effective December 8, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 6663; amended May 4, 2018, effective May 5, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 2624. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (367139) to (367140).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  42.62 (relating to notifications).

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